The community comes together to create the “Black Hills Toy Drive” to meet the need for “Toys for Tots”

Those involved say it shows how much this community cares

RAPID CITY, SD — With the unexpected cancellation of “Toys For Tots,” Christmas seemed a little uncertain for some Black Hills families. Fortunately, the community rallied.

“I and a few other community members decided we really wanted to make sure that happened,” says Chris Cooper, co-founder of Black Hills Toy Drive. “It’s something the community really needs; there are many children and many families who depend on it.

They’ve partnered with companies that do everything from collecting toys, to supplying them, to donating money.

Those involved say it shows how much this community cares.

“It’s huge; it really surprises me,” says Nick Rottum of Colt45 Entertainment, who works with one of the partner companies. little toy drive we’re doing here and maybe a few other little things, but so many companies are stepping up, saying they want to make money, they want to buy so many toys and just bring them and drop them in the one of the distribution centers.

WHO: Anyone in the Black Hills who needs help; Black Hills Toy Drive is not limited to Pennington County.

WHEN: Toy drop-off begins Tuesday, October 25 and runs until December 10.

WHERE: The main deposit locations are Robbinsdale Lounge (on the east side of Rapid City) and Affiliated Mortgage (on the west side). The distribution will take place at the Robbinsdale Lounge on December 17.

(More businesses have signed up to help collect toys; we’ll provide an updated list as it becomes available!)

HOW TO GET HELP: Visit the link here.

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